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Friday, April 9, 2010

My Taiwan Mini Haul

Here's my small Taiwan mini-haul, I call this mini because it's nothing comparable to the haul I got in Hong Kong this January. My Taiwan trip was mainly searching for plastic wares and food processing machineries so it's understandable there's very little time to shop around.

Nevertheless I'd like to share these brands and items with you in case you're going to Taiwan, you'd be more familiar with the products and brands there. ^.^
I got these from a friendly neighborhood hypermart Tsia Le Fu or Carrefour, PoYa and Jmart that's located in a wet market. Did I get anything from Watson's? =/ No I don't think so...
I'd be creating a different post on where to find beauty stuffs in Shu Lin, Taipei County, Taiwan ^.^

First on the list are Neutrogena oil free Acne Stress Control Power Foam Wash and Neutrogena Pore Refining Toner.
Neutrogena products are scattered everywhere and I got these from Carrefour.

These are from PoYa
I originally got two boxes of Nexcare acne care (the peach colored boxes) and surprise surprise it was on a promo! Buy a set and you'll get another box for free. Sweet deal ^.^

I wanted to try My Beauty Diary Face masks first before buying a whole big box, luckily I found out there are smaller boxes with 2 mask sheets inside so this is a pretty pragmatic deal for me too
I got these from Jmart.

Due to my cousin's ravings I got Biore Cleansing Gel, I got this from PoYa
I love that it removes makeup instantly but if I have extra strong mascara AKA Majolica Majorca so I need the aid of cleansing oil or Etude House Mascara Remover One Shot Clean

My Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Body Mist Sunblock with SPF 30 is almost running out. I wanted to buy the same sunblock in Taiwan but I find the prices jacked up compared to the Philippines. I think I got my bottle for Php400+ but in Taiwan you'd get it for NT$400+ too! That's roughly around Php600+

So I got Biore instead, I'm not sure if this is lightweight like Neutrogena but it might be worth a try too! I got this at Carrefour.

I got this cute fruit nail art at Jmart for NT$59! 

Here's a close up
There's apple, orange, watermelon, kiwi, dragon fruit, strawberry and so much more! ^.^
This is a breather from the usual gemstone nail art I always see... I'm not much of a nail polish person but this is too cute I have to get one when I'm in the nail polish mood.

Perhaps the only thing I can consider as makeup from my haul is Majolica Majorca Lash Enamel Glamour Volume Mascara I got from PoYa =p
This is the latest mascara released by Majolica Majorca for their Spring 2010 collection.

Mentholatum Acnes Medicated Sealing Jell I got from Carrefour is a lil bit of a disappointment for me considering their creamy medicated facial wash works wonders drying up my zits but nevertheless the Jell works slowly but surely in drying my zits up ^.^

My aunt from Taiwan gave me this fringe clip, it's actually my cousin's spare fringe clip she got for free when she bought Mod's volumizing shampoo. They gave it to me so I could save a few NT$ because it's around NT$30-40 in Jmart.

Here's a close up; I'm not sure if you're familiar with this one but you use this to aid reshaping your side swept bangs when you're blow drying your hair. You clip this on your fringe and blow dry your hair so there are a lot of holes in this clip and the shape is curled inward. I have stiff straight bangs that go awry sometimes so this is a great aid for me.


  1. hope to see your review on the acne products soon!

  2. great haul! I've been meaning to try out the fringe clip. Did you find it worked well?

  3. omg Chelle i thought you would get JS from Taiwan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    lovely haul though ;)

  4. @Lavender thanks! ^.^

    @Penelope I'm not so sure yet haha, I tried using my cousin's fringe holder back in Taiwan and it does reshape my flat bangs minimally- but that's because I didn't blow dry my hair yet =p

  5. @Jennifer sadly no ='( I went to Hong Kong January this year then I went to Taiwan this month but I didn't manage to purchase my favorite makeup brand... Haha! Oh well, better luck next time... ^.^

  6. what do you think about Acne product?
    awe! the fruits for nails looks so cute! wait! $59??

  7. @Chelle, for the extra strong mascara that BIORE m/u remover can't tackle, I use ESTEE LAUDER eye m/u remover... none greasy or oily... easily removes with 1-2 swipes... goodluck~~